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It was a spectacular evening last night at our “Celebrate Pasefika women” Fundraiser Dinner made possible by the many sponsors/partners/providers /individuals/  friends/family who donated generously and/or bought a table(s) /tickets for the event. THANK You so much for supporting and believing in the cause – and celebrating with us the WORTH and VALUE of Pasefika women wherever they are and whatever they do, our mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters et al. And with all proceeds going towards our scholarships Fund so that more women have the opportunity to achieve their dreams and aspirations and that of their families and communities.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 20 plus winners of the ” Im every woman Awards” – Roine Lealaiauloto, Ranjna Patel, Sally Dalhousie, Mary Roberts, Debbie Sorrenson, Afamasaga Agnes Rasmussen, Fa’asiu Gae’e Goshe, Ruth Bartley, Susie Tameifuna, Tai’i Siniva Cruikshank, Loli Mesepa Channing, Lettie Brenda Iseli, Salome Mitchell, Sologogo Seiuli, Faga Siliva Lauofa, Theresa Hellesoe, Vaima’a Memea, Helen Tua, Wendy Bremner, Peka Aati, Saunoamaalii Dr Karanina Sumeo, Dr Jean Mitaire.

CONGRATULATIONS to winners of our “2018 I’m Every Woman Supreme Award” : Misa Emma Kesha, Toesulu Brown and Tagaloatele Peggy! Malo le tautua! Malo le faaeaea! Thank you to sponsors Total Healthcare and Penina Health Trust.

Special acknowledgement and THANKS to all Sponsors, Partners, Supporters:

Air New Zealand Total Healthcare, Penina Health Trust, Moana Research, Pasifika Futures, Lloyd Haulage, (Christchurch)Te Pou, Akiheuho, STRIVE, Mercury NZ, Tausi Soifua Samoa, John McEwan-Dr Stress, Talimana’o Catering, South Seas Healthcare Fonua Ola, The Fono, Pacific Health & Welfare Inc, Waitemata DHB/ADHB Pacific Health, Samoa Airways, Auckland University of Technology, Sei Oriana Gift Shop, Lautofa Decorations Lisa Amoa, Repeka Lelaulu, Rimani Samoa, Waitakere Pacific Wardens and Pacific Media Network Gladys Shingles, JD Victor and Brian Sagala.

We also want to acknowledge Samoa’s Consul General Faolotoi Reupena Pogi, Hon Aupito William Sio MP for Mangere,  Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Anahila Kanongata’a Suisuiki MP, Salome Mitchell, Dunedin Councillor Marie Laufiso, Maria Meredith of the Tamaki Maungakiekie local board, former National Presidents: Tagaloatele Prof Peggy Fairbairn Dunlop, Dr Jean Mitaire and Sally Dalhousie. EEO Commissioner Saunoamaalii Dr Karanina Sumeo, Human Rights Advisor Tuiloma Lina Samu, Lemauga Lydia Sosene Chair of Mangere-Otahuhu Local board, National Council of Women, CEOs/Senior Management: Helen Tua, Sieni Voorwinden, Walter Fraser, Richard Pamatatau, Metua Bates, Stephanie Erik, Rufo Pupualii, Dr Maryanne Heather, Solo Aiono, Silao Vaisola -Sefo, Tevita Funaki, Manase Lua, Loli Mesepa Channing, Joseph Liavaa, Pulotu Bruce Levi, Leaupepe Sene Fuimaono, Fiu Wesley Talaimanu, Bill Peace.

THANK YOU to our FABULOUS MC Buckwheat aka Edward Cowley for keeping us entertained and spreading love and happiness in the room. #FANTASTIC

THANK YOU 20/20 for the awesome sounds, THANK YOU for the jazzy sounds of Natasha Urale-Baker, Fred and Maila!

THANK YOU Faga Siliva Leofa of Talimana’o Catering for the BEAutiful food and extras provided. #BEAUTILICIOUS

THANK YOU LAUTOFA TULAGALUA and his team from LAUTOFA DECORATIONS for setting the scene and the beautiful decorations for the venue! #STUNNING

THANK YOU WAITAKERE PACIFIC WARDENS for keeping us all safe and sound.

THANK YOU PACIFICA members from Auckland Central Branch, Tamaki Branch, Manukau Branch, Vaine Orama Newtown branch, Whangarei Branch, Christchurch branch, Dunedin Branch, Whitireia branch and the branches/members unable to be there but were with us in spirit.

THANK YOU to our ushers, waiters, clean up crew, runners, from our youth and Executive members from Manukau branch! #EXtraordinary

THANK You Friends and Family.

THANK YOU ALL for making it a night to remember!


May God Bless you all for your alofa and replenish tenfold what you have given for this cause.

Faafetai, Meitaki Maata, Vinaka Vaka Levu, Malo Aupito, THANK YOU.

Tofilau Bernadette Pereira (National President) and National Executive.

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